Brock Citterman brings the ball up the floor in Concordia's win over Hamline. Citterman had 7 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds.
Winless No More!!
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: January 6
Opponent's Home Page: Hamline Basketball
Game Stats: Final Stats vs. Hamline - now online!
MOORHEAD, Minn. (1/06/07)-- Concordia sprinted to a 29-8 lead in the first 10 minutes of their game against Hamline and cruised to an 84-65 win over the Pipers to earn their first victory of the season on Saturday in Moorhead.
The Cobbers led by as many as 30 points in the first half and finished the game by shooting 54.5% (36-of-66) to post their highest point total of the season.
Luke Linz had a game-high 21 points for the Cobbers. He was able to take advantage of his quick first step throughout the game and routinely beat his defender in the paint. As a team, Concordia was able to own the area around the basket. CC outrebounded Hamline 43-22 and turned that advantage into a 21-8 edge in second-chance points. The Cobbers also held a decided 50-26 discrepancy in points in the "paint".
Besides Linz' 21 points, the Cobbers had two other players in double figures and had seven players score at least six points. Erik Johnson finished with his third double-double of the year. Johnson scored 14 points and added 10 rebounds. CC marksman Cody Dyshaw went 4-of-6 from the field and had 10 points in the game. Junior Brock Citterman had the best all-around game of the contest. He scored seven points, grabbed eight rebounds and added a season-high nine assists.
Hamlien had only two players score more than nine points. Both Luke Johansen and Jon DeRock finished with 13 points each. DeRock also recorded a team-high six rebounds.
Hamline was cold from outside the arc from the opening tap. They shot just 22.2% (2-of-9) from 3-point range in the opening period and ended the game by shooting 30.8% (8-of-26) from outside the arc. The Pipers also finished by shooting 39.7% (25-of-63) from the field for the game.
Concordia was able to connect from the outside the arc in the decisive opening 10 minutes and shot 40.0% (4-of-10) in the opening period. CC didn't connect on a shot from 3-point range in the second half and finished the game by shooting 28.6% (4-of-14) from outside the arc.
Concordia will turnaround and host Gustavus on Monday at 5:45 p.m. in Memorial Auditorium. The game can be seen and heard live via the Cobber athletics website and will also feature live statistics.